Preservation Battles

Vieux Carré Block Is Demolished for the Louisiana Supreme Court Building

The Beaux Arts–style Louisiana Supreme Court Building replaced an entire block of historic Vieux Carré buildings at a time when no legislation existed to protect them. 

The Battle to Save Charity Hospital

An institution in New Orleans since 1736, Charity Hospital’s sixth and final location was vacated after Hurricane Katrina and remains at risk for demolition despite its structural solidity and potential for adaptive reuse.  

The Greater New Orleans Bridge and the Loss of the Delord-Sarpy House

The Delord-Sarpy House was considered to be the oldest remaining structure above Canal Street when it was demolished for an exit ramp for the new Greater New Orleans Bridge.

The Revitalization of Julia Row

The restoration of these historic row houses, nicknamed "Skid Row" in the 1970s, began with 604-06 Julia Street and the dedication of a small group of preservationists. 


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